How To Disable Touchpad While Writing Article Or Documentation In Ubuntu/Linux Mint Or Derivatives Linux
How To Disable Touchpad While Using Keyboard?
You can install a small app called Touchpad-Indicator to disable your touchpad while using a keyboard. It’s an easy to configure app which is completely free and available for Ubuntu or Linux Mint. Lorenzo Carbonell, the developer of the program has provided the app through a PPA. Here is how you can install this app using your terminal application.
Open Terminal (CTRL + ALT + T) and add the PPA –
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/atareao Update the local repository cache and install the app - $ sudo apt-get update$ sudo apt-get install touchpad-indicator
- Enable and set a shortcut for the app.
- From the Actions tab you can set touchpad to disable when any mouse is plugged in. You can also set enable touchpad on exit, disable touchpad on exit, disable touchpad when Touchpad-Indicator starts and disable touchpad on typing.
Disable touchpad on typing is the main option of this app. This option disables the touchpad when you’re typing and enables it back when you have done typing. You can also set time when to re-enable the touchpad after done typing. I prefer to the time 1000 milliseconds.
- Under General options, you have Autostart the app when the laptop starts. You can also set the app start hidden i.e. no app icon at all in the system tray. The last option is to show notifications, it shows all the notifications whenever the changes are made in the touchpad.
- The touchpad configuration lets you set some basic features of the touchpad, such as Vertical scrolling, Horizontal scrolling, Circular scrolling, Two fingers vertical scrolling, two fingers horizontal scrolling and natural scrolling.